Black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Publisher’s publicity information (sent to reviewers) laid in. Illustrated with full-page colour photographs. *** “Midway through the afternoon on 14 December 1999, I realised that my New Year was probably going to be a disaster – as usual.” Right-away we’re on familiar territory in this novella by Quinto favorite Houllebecq. All the familiar ingredients are there: depression, sex, a dark sense of humour and we before we know it, we have ended up in a Houllebecq-ian dystopia. Translated from the French by Frank Wynne.
|Publisher||William Heinemann Ltd.|